I'm a little confused. Reading back over this thread, I don't see any mention of anyone misappropriating any of Zane's ideas. Someone posted asking for info that would help them build a DIY version of a non-Zane 50 year old device whose patents have long since expired and whose manufacturer long since disappeared. How on earth does that hurt anyone? Sure Red Rock makes a copy (a very nice one, I should add), but that hardly gives them any moral rights to the design. They also make a (functional) knockoff of Zane's Thang. So why aren't we all jumping on RR for treading on his Zane's turf, instead of acting like RR somehow has moral rights to all the products they repop?
Personally, I subscribe to the notion that an individual is free to copy any idea, patented or not, to DIY a one-off , non- commercial version for his own use.
[quote="jon"] Even though there were no laws broke or patents infringed, I just wish he had shown Zane that same respect.[/quote]
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